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Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1990 – v1 #4, 1991: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   McAlpine Publishing, Virginia Beach, VA
Editors:   Richard Rowland
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $3.95
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

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Country: US


Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1987 – ?

The Star Spangled Banner

Country: US

Published Sylvanus Cobb, J.H. Robinson and the bestseller "Eliza Wharton".

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1846 – ?
Publishers:   Justin Jones, Boston to 1851; then briefly W.R. Hayden; then T.H. Peabody
Editors:   W.R. Hayden


Country: US
Total Issues: 1


Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1974: Science Fiction Index
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Star Sports Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1936 – Nov-1938: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1937; Nov-1938)
Publishers:   Western Fiction
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines

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Country: US
Total Issues: 5

A fanzine containing amateur fiction set on Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover. A number of these stories were later reprinted in the Darkover anthologies published by DAW Books.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1978 – #5, 1982: Science Fiction Index
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Star Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Apr-1911 – Jun-1911: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   MacLellen-N-Y Company, N. Union and Perkins Streets, Akron, Ohio
Formats:   7 x 4¾"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   122
Frequency:   4 times a month
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Startler

Country: UK
Total Issues: 105

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Mar-1930 – 27-Feb-1932: Story Paper Index (sample issue only)

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  Amalgamated Press




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Startling Adventures Magazine

Country: Brazil
Total Issues: 2

"A self-published magazine about pulp fiction culture with a contemporary edge.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2010 – Oct-2010: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Daniel Werneck (via Createspace)
Editors:   Daniel Werneck
Formats:   paperback
Frequency:   irregular
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Startling Crime Cases

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1943 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing House of Canada (1943); Al White Publications (1946); Pastime Publications (1946-1947); Alval Publishers of Canada (1948-1950)

Startling Crimes

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Startling Detective (Adventures)

Country: US

Started life as a love fiction pulp, changed briefly to a true romance magazine, then to a crime fiction pulp, before settling down for most of its life (from Jul-1930) as a true crime magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1928 – Dec-1928?, as Love Affairs: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1929? – Aug-1929, as True Love Affairs: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Dec-1929 – Jun-1930, as Startling Detective Adventures: Crime Fiction Index
  Jul-1930 – Oct-1941, as Startling Detective Adventures: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Nov-1941 – Jan-2001?, as Startling Detective: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Mar-1928 – Jun-1930: Fawcett Publications
  1931 – ?: Country Press Inc., 1100 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY, and Broadway and 11th, Louisville, KY


  initially standard pulp


  Mar-1928 – Aug-1944: mainly monthly, with some gaps
  Jan-1946 – Jun-1947: monthly
  Aug-1948 – Jan-2001: mainly bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

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  Online Books
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Startling Detective Yearbook

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Globe Communications Corp, Pittsford, NY
Frequency:   annual

Startling Mystery Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the "shudder pulps", Startling Mystery Magazine used reprint covers and paid authors only half the then-going rate. Perhaps as a result it folded after only two issues, though a third issue was planned.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1940 – Apr-1940: Crime Fiction Index
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Publishers:   Fictioneers, Inc., imprint of Popular Publications
Editors:   Costa Caroussa
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Mystery (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Startling Mystery Magazine. There was probably only one issue which reprinted stories from the first issue of the American edition.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1940s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester
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Startling Mystery Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 18

Startling Mystery Stories specialised in stories where either the detective or villain had supernatural powers or their scientific equivalent. Despite a steadily growing circulation during its 18 issues it was killed in 1971 by increasing costs and distribution problems.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1966 – Mar-1971: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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